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Big Chill adds contemporary twist to its mid-century appliances

BY HBSDEALER Staff

Big Chill is known for its colorful, vintage home appliances. This time, the company is coming out with a Pro Range, Pro Kitchen Hood and Pro Refrigerator with a contemporary-meets-mid-century look.

"These new Big Chill Pro kitchen appliances blend sleekly modern looks, bold colors and serious performance coveted by design aficionados and dedicated home cooks alike," said the company in a statement.

Beyond its appealing retro look, the Pro Range comes with a variety of burners for different cooking applications and features convection baking, a ceramic infrared broiler and full-extension racks. The matching Pro Hood comes with dishwasher-safe stainless steel filters, variable blower control and commercial-grade 18-gauge 300 steel construction.

As for the Energy Star-rated Pro Refrigerator, 18.5 cubic feet of space is paired with gallon door storage and two half-width crisper drawers for ease of use.

The new appliances come in a variety of colors, including classic stainless steel, French Blue, Cabernet Red, Basil Green, White, Cream, Sunflower Yellow, or any of 200 custom colors.

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Weyerhaeuser provides sustainability update

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Weyerhaeuser shared the results of its 11th annual sustainability report, with highlights that included a perfect timberlands certification record.

"At Weyerhaeuser, sustainability is how we do business," said Doyle Simons, president and CEO, in his letter to stakeholders. "It all comes back to flawless execution to achieve our vision: working together to grow a truly great company for our shareholders, customers and employees. To us, this means creating a great place to work, achieving great financial results and making a great contribution to society. Our goal is to do all three really well, all the time."

Other points of note: 73% of Weyerhaeuser’s sites stayed injury-free last year, with a recordable incident rate of less than one. Additionally, the company followed the ‘In accordance’ – Comprehensive level of the new Global Reporting Initiative’s G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

Among its sustainability initiatives last year was a new data collection program that streamlined and simplified report content.

And finally, some recognition: Weyerhaeuser was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the third year in a row, and it also ranked sixth on Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens list and was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute.

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Marsh reflects on new membership

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Craig Marsh, president of Salt Lake City-based Advanced Window Products, had some words to say about the company’s recent entry into The Earthwise Group, a national network of locally owned, independent windows and doors manufacturers.

"The business philosophy and practices of the Earthwise Group are perfectly aligned with our own," he said. "The Earthwise Group has a focus on sustainability and continuous improvement, and their products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal. These were important factors for us."

Marsh added that Advanced Window Products makes windows and doors that are custom-suited to the region’s desert climate, built with high-performance insulated glass to stand up to high levels of UV radiation. Earthwise manufacturers tend to embody this approach, with various types of products suited to various geographical regions.

"We are pleased to welcome Advanced Window Products to the Earthwise Group," added Mark Davis, executive director. "The knowledge and experience of their management team will be a great addition to our group. We look forward to working with them as we continue to expand westward."

The Earthwise Group, which has nearly quadrupled in size over the last decade and had an 18% sales bump in 2013, now consists of 17 companies.

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